The wargamer's "Uhh new shiny" curse has really gotten a firm hold on me during the last year or so and I find myself interested in so many projects - luckily only investing in a fraction of them. But my interest and focus can easily jump back and forth between 2-3 projects in just a week.
My break from painting lasted around a fortnight then I felt like painting something small scale again. Of all the projects that I ended up with Victorian Gothic Horror was the last thing I thought would get hold of my interest. The inspiration and interest came almost out of the blue. I decided to watch the Animated Batman Feature - Gotham by Gaslight, where Batman hunts Jack the Ripper in 19th century Gotham City. It was a good movie, not great, but somehow I wanted to get back into Victorian Gothic Horror.
Having purchased some figure back in 2016 that I had not painted I started to get out all my boxes with my Empire of the Dead figures. Looking at some of the figures I had painted 7-8 years ago I could see how much better a miniature painter I had become. Still I did not want to strip almost a 100 figures and start all over again. Some of the figures where given some highlights and washes to make them stand out a bit more.
The newly painted figures are all from West Wind - and I have tried to take my time with them, instead of my normal assembly-line speed painting.
My favorite of the bunch
I have also decided that I want to upgrade my terrain, and once I have finished a commission paint job - hopefully this week - I will turn my attention to some of the scratchbuilt building I made some years ago.
Ruleswise I have decided that Empire of the Dead is to crappy a set of rules, and have therefore bought the In Her Majesty's Name supplement Gothic Horror, and will hopefully try out the rules this week. I have attempted to recreate all the Empire of the Dead faction in the IHMN rules as I find the factions full of flavour, but just with very bad rules.
This hopefully means that updates on this blog will be more frequent and a mix of both gaming reports, terrain building and painting showcases.